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Finding Family from Lower Richland County, S.C. An African-American Perspective

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by: Elton Vrede
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Publication Date: March 18, 2017
Book Size: 6" x 9"
Pages: 190
Binding: Perfect Bound
ISBN: 9781946982049
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Book Synopsis
This book is about Lower Richland County, South Carolina, with a focus on the African-American perspective. Historical information about this part of the county is presented. Historical information includes information about selected townships that makes up this part of the county. The townships acknowledged are Eastover, Hopkins, Kingville (no longer exist), and Gadsden. Some information related to the history of education is also presented. It covers a period from late 19th Century to late 20th Century. A large portion of the book presents genealogical information about families from the Lower Richland County area. Surnames and related genealogy included are Pringle, Harris, Scott, Wilson, House and Jones. Other names of extended families are also mentioned. For the genealogy researcher there are also pictures of churches and their cemeteries highlighting pictures of headstones (which reflects important information). The book is intended to provide historical and genealogical information to the people of the Lower Richland County communities. Information which will also be of value to researchers and anyone with an interest in Lower Richland County.
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About The Author
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Elton Vrede is an educator who works at one of the school districts in Columbia, South Carolina. Before starting a second career in education he served his country on active duty in the United States Army. He retired from that profession with a rank of First Sergeant. Vrede’s first successful self-publishing project was a book entitled Ancestors and Descendants, Genealogy and Stories of Families from the U.S. Virgin Islands. He was inspired to write this book, Finding Family from Lower Richland County, S.C., while working in Lower Richland County. Vrede holds an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership and a Masters degree in Computer Resources and Information Management. Currently Vrede lives and work in Columbia, South Carolina.
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